Particle Size Reduction: Which Of My Chemical Products Will Benefit?

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David Shechter
Nov 30, 2015
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Particle Size Reduction: Which Of My Chemical Products Will Benefit?

Since the 1800s, scientists have been synthesizing chemical products. While their importance in research labs has grown more critical, the process of synthesizing higher quality products is slow. One way to increase quality without also increasing costs is to ask whether you can you reduce their particle size. If so, you may be wondering how this process will actually help the product quality. Keep reading for a list of chemical products that can benefit from particle size reduction, and specifically how they may benefit.

  1. Adhesives & Pastes. Electronic and semiconductor applications are common uses for adhesives and pastes, which are superb conductors of both heat and electricity.
  2. Pigment & Ink Dispersions. Dispersions are formed by mixing solid particles with fluids to form liquid solutions. Pigments and inks with fine dispersions have better particle packing, which results in a more dense and uniform distribution of materials.
  3. Polymers. Examples of polymers are acrylic emulsions, solutions and dispersions, urethane prepolymers, and solvent-based emulsions.
  4. Resin Additives. Blocking of film layers is common, particularly among manufacturers of polyolefin films and coatings. Resin additives serve to effectively combat this issue. In addition to unblocking, additives have plenty of other critical functions in the chemical industry.

Applications & Benefits

Ideal dispersions and finer particles are significant functions of equipment like a high quality chemical processing homogenizer. By attaining these, you can expect to see maximum particle packing, better particle coating during formulations, increased conductivity, smoother surface quality, and finer printed features.

Specific to particle size reduction, a chemical product with decreased particle size will benefit in a variety of ways. Firstly, its smaller particle sizes will confer increased dissolution rates. Secondly, pharmaceutical drugs that incorporate these chemicals will see improved drug delivery, particularly via oral or nasal administration. And finally, chemical reactions that use finer/smaller particles (vs. coarser/larger particles) will have a higher likelihood occurrence; this quality is vital to the stability of most chemical products.

Pion: Makers of High Quality Chemical Process Equipment

Are you in need of a high pressure homogenizer for your chemical process? Pion's BEE brand technologies is trusted by lab managers and researchers around the world. Their chemical process equipment customers are improving a wide range of materials by expanding their capabilities and creating more diverse reactions. For example, their particle size reduction technology creates more consistent emulsions and dispersions with a tighter distribution of smaller particles. Additionally, their modular technology offers unique processing setups such as dual feeds, dual jets, and high viscosity chemical process equipment solutions.

To learn more about how Pion's BEE brand homogenizers can improve the quality of your chemical products, check out our products.

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